Moving...In Flux...Transitioning

Hi! to everyone who takes the time to stop and read what I have to say or what we are up to! Sorry its been so long since I've last been here but a lot is going on. Most importantly there will be a new sirbubbadoo website starting monday which incorporates the blog AND my new shop! The site will still be www.sirbubbadoo.com and the blog will be here: http://www.sirbubbadoo.com/blog/ but once I make the switch Sunday night, it might not look quite the same and some stuff is going to get lost. Since we've been mostly focusing on getting the store to work properly the blog things have been put on the backburner (like moving the followers over, subscriber signup, email list, making sure you still get to see it, and all that stuff). SO please bare with me, it is going to take a while to make it all smooth and nice. But if you want to continue to still follow and such, please bookmark me for now or hope for the best during the transition and that everything goes smoothly :)

Hope everyone is well!


Bridesmaid Dress Baby Blanket #5

And here we are again. Another day, another bridesmaid dress baby blanket :) These are so much fun to make as I love coordinating with the customer and picking fabrics. The blankets are all so different because each dress I receive is always so different. I also don't get asked to make them all the time, which makes each one special as they are spaced just the right amount apart for me not to get over (or under) whelmed.

Somehow I managed to miss sharing number 4 with you but here is the 5th one. The dress is a deep burgundy color but they wanted it to be gender neutral, which obviously is challenging since burgundy with anything gives such a feminie feel. We wanted the dress to be the feature, so it was decided that gray and creams would be ideal (as gray/white, black/white, and black/cream all made it seem girly and more elegant for some reason). Anyway here it is! The recipient loved it and I hope the mom-to-be does too!

On the back is cream minky which makes it light and airy and not to dark like a gray minky would have done.


Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics

This summer has been filled with exciting new releases! Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics may just be my favorite so far. Love those bridges so much! I have been wanting to do a black and white quilt and they are just destined to be part of it I think.

I hadn't planned on taking so many pictures but once I got started, I just couldn't stop myself and instead of overgramming @fabricbubb I have decided to share them here instead.

I love these domino dots and the birds

We are selling the domino dots in a fat quarter bundle as well as by the yard. I could go on but I think that I will stop myself for now :)


Briar Rose Fabric by Heather Ross

So I've been trying to be better about not posting all the fabric that we are getting in the shop, but I can't not share this: we now have Briar Rose in the shop. It is so so lovely and so soft!

We are selling in bundles and by the yard :) So happy to see it on our shelves. And for those of you not following on instragram (@fabricbubb or @sirbubbadoo) we have added a ton more shelves to our fabric storage, hopefully we will get some more things finished soon so I can do a basement tour one of these days!


Partnering with Lotta Jansdotter

Last month I got contacted by the Lotta Jansdotter studio. You know the one that makes the incredible fabric lines like Bella, Glimma, Echo, etc. I almost passed out and completely didn't think that it was true and that it was a total scam (and then reassured by husband that no one is going to pretend to be them and yes they've noticed you and are interested). I responded and turns out, yup she was contacting me to make them some baby good items with some of her prints! Unbelievable and unexpected.

Once the details were worked out I got to sewing and shipped them off to her :) And they are now available to buy in her shop in New York! So excited! (this is my first physical store presence and what an honor it is to be in a shop that I admire so much!)

In case you're interested here is the press release where she showcases her new collaborations and her feature on me.


Briar Rose Quilt

The Briar Rose Quilt is finally finished! Completed it last week and have finally taken a few pictures. So here it is! This Briar Rose line by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics is just gorgeous (it comes out later this month and yes I will be carrying it in the fabric shop)

I kept it simple by cutting the charm squares down and putting white kona inbetween the rows.

I backed it with charcoal minky (didn't want to make it overly girly with pink and gray felt like a nice solid base) and then I quilted around the blocks.

Here are a few more pictures, just couldn't help myself

I am thinking I might put it up in my Etsy shop but haven't decided yet if I can part with it.


Briar Rose Quilt - In Progress

Finally, finally got around to cutting and making a quilt top with the briar rose fabric that Windham Fabrics sent me. (if you follow on instagram @sirbubbadoo, you've seen the progess, sorry for being so slow to update the blog). Because some of the squares weren't a full 5", they were chopped short I opted to go with a layout that could accommodate these shortened squares. I also added in some KONA colors to make it brighter.

Now I am auditioning backing options, probably going to go with minky...which means I have to wash this puppy. Should I serge the edges? to keep it more together? I've washed others and they do okay but thinking that maybe it would be even better by serging them first. Hmmm.

These strawberries (comes in 4 colorways) still remain my favorite

cannot wait until the full yardage gets here, hopefully soon!


Backyard Sandbox

I am sure you all remember this post about me wanting a boat sandbox. Well. Since that didn't happen Evan and my Dad ended up building this for Emmett instead.


I'm pretty impressed. It is exactly what I wanted (aside from not being a boat). But it is simple and perfect.

Evan had a lot of fun hauling sand in from the car, we brought bins to have them dump it in to try to minimize sand in the car.

He's pretty happy and now constantly asks to go to the beach instead of just once in a while. (like those stripes on stripes? he picked it out himself!)


Disneyland with a Toddler

We finally took the plunge and brought The Bubb to Disneyland. Being huge Disney fans ourselves I have been patiently waiting until he was tall enough and walkable enough to get him there sans stroller.

We drove down to Anaheim, as The Bubb travels fairly well in the car and it is only 5-6 hours. So we made it mostly down 5, then stopped for lunch, where I gave him a 'present' - a new flip book - which kept him occupied and willing to get back into the car. We stayed across the street from Disneyland and although the hotel was nothing special it worked and compared to the Disneyland hotel prices it was totally worth it and just as close, if not closer to the entrance than some of their hotels. The other reason we decided and planned our trip within about a week is that we had to get there before he turns 3 (as we didn't want to pay for him, yup, kiddos are free under three) and I refuse to go in the summer months as it is crazy crazy crazy, so we had to go now.

I cannot describe the pure joy and happiness that The Bubb expereienced at the parks. He loved it! And granted he went from sugar high to not having a nap low and back and forth and being completely overstimulated, he was fine.

These are all the rides that we took him on:

- Winnie the Pooh x2
- Haunted Mansion (yup he did fine)
- Pirates of the Carribean
- Jungle Cruise
- Carosel
- Dumbo
- Peter Pan (my fav ride)
- Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (yup we got tears exiting this ride from being too scary)
- Small World x3 (loved this one, this is also the first ride we took him on)
- Gadet's Go Coaster (he was giggling the entire time of pure happiness)
- Car Toon Spin

- Train x3 (he loved the train, of course! This is also where we went to wind down sometimes)
- Finding Nemo Submarines (yup this caused tears/screaming once we went into the cave, seriously why do they have to make that ride so dark/scary. And he set off another baby inside the submarine, I felt so bad for all the other people, ha! Luckily there was no line for this ride and we walked on so no time wasted)
- Tea Cups x14 (his FAVORITE ride. Particularly the orange teacup. There wasn't much of a line for this ride most of the time, so he was able to ride it, get off, wait a round and then get back on)

- Alice in Wonderland
- Astro Orbitor x2

- Autopia x4 (loved this one too)
- Astro Blasters

We also made it over to California Adventure, I don't particularly care for this park all that much but they are improving it and it is getting better. But he loves Cars, and they have a whole land dedicated to it. We got to meet Mater, which he LOVED.

These are the rides we took him on:

- Mater's Junkyard x6 (loved this one)

- Luigi's Flying Tires
- Little Mermaid x8 (I really wanted to go on this, and The Bubb was unsure about it but the second day we rode this again and again and again, as there was no line, so we got off and walked back on, hence how we did it so many times. And he wanted to keep going on it, but poor Evan just couldn't take it any more.)
- Parade (while he wasn't so interested in the parade, they shot bubbles out of the light stands - which he pointed out to us - and tried to pop them all)

We wanted to do a night show with him but with no nap it wasn't happening, but it turned out we could see fireworks from our hotel room door, so we stood there with him and watched and he loved it just as much. And since the past couple of times he saw fireworks and completely freaked out from the sound, it was probably just as well if not better.

I think the more interesting thing that I didn't expect was how much eating we did. Seriously I felt like we were always eating. But The Bubb clearly enjoyed himself with all the treats.

We had a really good time and I am so glad that we went. I can't wait until he is tall enough to ride Big Thunder Mountain as I think he is going to love it.

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